If you are looking for a way to increase your privacy and separate your yard from that of your neighbors, a privacy fence is a great way to do that. If you have rambunctious pets or children and would like to provide a safe area for them to enjoy that keeps them away from the dangers they could face unsupervised, but also keeps strangers out, considering a safety fence is a great idea. Read on to get help estimating the cost, so you can make an informed decision.
Know Your Zoning Laws and HOA
Before starting any major construction projects or fence building on your property, it is critical that you understand both your zoning laws and HOA. These set rules for the size, materials, perimeter, and sometimes even the colors you can work with. If you do not follow these rules, you may have to change or take down your fence entirely after it is built and then have it installed again. This piles on costs.
Mark Off Utility Lines
If you do not have a fence already around your property, you will need to mark any utility lines before getting started on building fences. If these are not carefully marked off, you risk hitting pipes or wires underground during installation, which can be an expensive mistake. Building a fence directly over utility lines can also pose another problem. When the county needs to do repair work, they may have to tear your fence down to do it.
To DIY Or Not To DIY?
When it comes to fences, DIY can either be a great idea or not so great one. It all depends on your skill level, comfort, and the amount of time you have on your hands. While a DIY fence is cheaper from the outset, that is only if the fence is done right. Unless you have the time, patience, and know-how, you may spend weeks and weeks and put a lot of money down on something that may not come together.
Let Us Help You Pick the Perfect Fence for Your Home
Ready to get your perfect privacy fence installed around your residential or commercial property? Hercules Fence has extensive experience in repairing and constructing fences made out of any and every material. Our experienced team can help meet your fencing needs, whether they’re residential or commercial, for the right price. Give us a call at 757-316-3600 or visit us online. To see examples of our work and keep in touch, don’t forget to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, LinkedIn, Flickr, and Pinterest.